Welcome to the Spring Valley High School Band website. This site includes specific information about our band program, curriculum, parent information, related band sites, band calendar, and current news and events. Please use this site frequently as an operational tool and guide to our program. If you are a parent or student within our community, we hope you find the information that you seek and that it will help you have a successful school year. If you are new to the area, or this site, please enjoy your stay. ~ David C. Allison, Director of Bands
Latest News and Information...
Concert Festival, March 23rd at Lexington HS
The schedule and itineraries for each band attending Concert Festival is now available on our web site. Follow this link for details...
Winter Guard Information
Practice Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-7
January 21st at Northwestern High School
February 18th at Clover high school
March 4th at White Knoll high school
March 18th at River Bluff high school SCBDA Championships
March 25th at Rock Hill high school CWEA Championships
Congratulations to our Students!
Congratulations to our fantastic students who auditioned for SCBDA Region Band and All -State Band.
On Thursday, Feb. 9-Sunday, Feb. 12, USC School of Music hosted their annual Band Clinic. USC selects over 400 students from applications to equally balance four large Symphonic Bands who are conducted by four very high profile directors from various programs in the country. Each student auditioned on Thursday for band and chair placements within each of the four bands. On Friday, they sight read through the conductors choices of performance literature, then they began work to perfect the selected literature through Friday and Saturday rehearsals for the Sunday concert. Wow, what a concert it was! Congratulations to the Spring valley students who were selected to perform:
Alex Whitson- Oboe
Tyrell Fleshman (Honor Band)- Clarinet
Victoria Hopkins and Dylan McCormick- Alto Saxophones
Trado Mayson (Honor Band)- Tenor Saxophone and Piano
Jordan Seeger- Baritone Saxophone
Carson Fields (Honor Band)- Trumpet
Dexter Almond and Eloise Lamie- French Horns
Alan Port and Zach Whitson- Trombones
Dennis Patterson (Honor Band)- Euphonium
Spring Valley Senior and trumpet player Ethan Drake had two of his artworks selected for the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s 2016-2017 Annual Emerging Artists Competition: “Straight Outta Options” & “The Vitruvian Man”. The judges panel reviewed 119 submissions and selected more than 50 artworks for display. Ethan received $500 for art supplies to create his artwork for the show. On Friday, January 27th he won 3rd place for his piece "The Vitruvian Man" and received a $1000 scholarship and upon his acceptance to USCB he will receive another $1000 ($2500 in total). Congratulations Ethan!
Senior All-State (11th& 12th Grade):
Chris Juhn- 1st Chair Clarinet
Gloria Kim- 20th Chair Clarinet
Clinic All-State (9th & 10th Grade):
Timothy Johnson- 13th Chair Clarinet
Jane McCallum- 1st Alternater Horn, and Jane is also 1st Chair Horn Clinic Region.
Senior Region Band (11th & 12 grade):
Alex Whitson-4th Chair Oboe
Ryan Brock- 22nd Chair Clarinet
Raechal Sampson- 5th Alternate Clarinet
Trado Mayson- 1st Chair Tenor Sax
Dexter Almond- 4th Alternate Horn
Alan Port- 3rd Alternate Trombone
Dennis Patterson- 3rd Chair Euphonium
Mazen Cotran- 3rd Chair Percussion
Clinic Region Band (9th & 10th Grade):
Dawn Nguyen- 9th Chair Clarinet
Tyrell Fleshman- 11th Chair Clarinet
Will Norris- 21st Chair Clarinet
Ethan Goodman- 8th Alternate Clarinet
Carson Fields- 11th Chair Trumpet
Jane McCallum- 1st Chair Horn
Elizabeth Dillon- 3rd Chair Horn
Ahmad Alford- 6th Chair Tuba
Dallas Carraway- 4th Chair Tuba
Congratulations to the following students who have been accepted to participate in the 10th annual Coastal Carolina University Honor Band and Scholarship Festival held January 18-20, 2017. We know they will represent us well!
Also, congratulations go out to the following members of the SV Clarinet Ensemble for their upcoming performance for the South Carolina Music Educator's Association on February 3rd. What a great honor!
Earn Extra Credit
Click this link to see some extra credit opportunities sponsored by the University of South Carolina School of Music. Remember to bring Mr. Allison a ticket stub and program as proof of attendance to receive the extra credit.
Want to Stay Connected?!
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Mark Your Calendar...
NEW! For a full list of dates for 2016-17 click here...
Spring Valley Bands
120 Sparkleberry Lane
Columbia, SC 29229
Phone: 803-699-3500 x69810
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2016 SCBDA Outstanding Performance Award Winner
11th Straight Year!
Check out our 2016 Competitive Show